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Let High School be about High School

Let High School be about High School

Today my oldest child, Megan, starts high school. While it’s really easy for me to get self-reflective and think about my own high school experience and how having a high school aged child makes me feel old, none of that really matters to her. I want to share one thing that I shared with her […]

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The Cost of Thriving


As youth workers we are people in transition. The teenagers we serve are often in transition The churches where we work are often in transition Therefore we become people engulfed by transition A net result of this tribal transitionalism among youth workers is that there always seems to be more people looking for jobs in youth ministry […]

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Teenagers Need More Sleep


Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight; not engage in daily physical activity; suffer from depressive symptoms; engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs; and perform poorly in school. However, insufficient sleep is common among high school students, with less than one […]

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